Hurricanes

Infographics: Climate Change and Hurricanes

Infographics and videos below are available for download and re-publication. Please credit Climate Signals. Human‐caused climate change is supercharging hurricanes and exacerbating the risk of major damage in three primary ways. Sea level rise elevates and extends the reach of coastal …
Clean Energy Wind Farm

Top Clean Energy Stats

Last updated: April 2020 Clean energy has continued to make rapid progress globally and in the U.S. The year 2019 saw renewable energy rise to 18 percent of all electricity consumed in the U.S. Power prices from renewables continue to …
2018

Where the Clean Energy Jobs Are: 2018

Click here for the most recent data released in March 2020. Over 3 million people currently work in wind, solar, efficiency and other clean energy fields, according to the 2018 US Energy and Employment Report, which uses data from 2017. That's …
National

4th U.S. National Climate Assessment: What Is It?

Background The U.S. National Climate Assessment is a regular science report by 13 federal agencies, mandated by Congress to inform the nation and our government about climate change. The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume II documents how climate change …
Assessment

4th U.S. National Climate Assessment Vol. I: Notable Findings

Below are selected highlights and excerpts from Volume 1 of the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, published on November 3, 2017.   Report Highlights The report concludes “it is extremely likely that human …
Cattle

Grazing Cattle and Climate Change

How do cattle drive climate change? Cattle are a type of mammal called ruminants, which are able to break down plants rich in cellulose by fermenting and digesting them in a multi-part specialized stomach. This “enteric fermentation” process allows them …
Harvey, Sign of Climate Change

Harvey & Climate Change: A Comprehensive Guide

The science of attributing extreme weather to climate change is complicated and developing every day. Here’s a guide of what we know about the links between climate change and Harvey to help unpack the elements that contributed to this historic …